July 28 (EIRNS)—In the week after the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first men landing on the Moon, July 20, 1969, the “Moon Fever” continues, in the midst of excitement over the various space projects many nations are now pursuing, including the new Moon-Mars program commitment in the U.S. by President Donald Trump. This past week, India successfully launched their Chandrayaan-2 mission, to investigate water on the South Pole of the Moon. Next year China will send a vehicle to Mars to investigate terraforming. Other projects are proceeding.
The optimism associated with these space developments is the spirit in which on Earth, we can resolve any problems involved in lifting up the physical economy, and conducting beneficial foreign relations among nations. International collaboration in space exploration is a key element in this potential.
Schiller Institute President Helga Zepp-LaRouche, in reviewing the situation today on her weekly strategic webcast, referred to this positive impact. “This kind of international space cooperation is the absolute necessary basis for what Xi Jinping always calls, ‘the shared community for the future of mankind,’ a situation where geopolitics is overcome, and we create the basis for a durable peace for the entire human species.”
One of the biggest problems, Zepp-LaRouche went on to discuss, is the lack of knowledge among people of what is going on, and what positive options we have. This is acutely true in the Transatlantic nations. We should be thinking ahead for 100 years; and in this, we don’t have to start from scratch. Already, 130 nations involved in the Belt and Road Initiative development “are walking in this direction and forming a New Paradigm,” she pointed out. But in the Transatlantic, the media are functioning in a way, so people don’t know about this. The media are “really only an extension of the military-industrial complex and the geopolitical British Empire faction.... I think there is a tremendous lack of knowledge of the incredibly beautiful options which exist.”
A powerful means to counter this, through informing and mobilizing people, is involvement in the petition drive launched last week by LaRouchePAC, “We Commit to the Moon-Mars Mission.”
All the while, there is still a real danger coming from neocons and neoliberals who are pushing an aggressive strategy against China, Russia, and regime-change policies at large. The newly confirmed Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley testified to the Senate last week, stressing that China is a “strategic adversary.”
However, unleashing scientific and technological optimism connected to the space program is key to defeating both the warhawks, and the anti-human, anti-science policy of the Green movement.
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